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3 Biggest Mistakes that Small Business Owners Make With Their Taxes and Planning

Now that the 2013 tax filing season is behind us, the temptation for many small business owners is to try to avoid thinking about taxes until April of next year rolls around. This is unfortunate, ...
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When Is An Independent Contractor Really An Employee? The Perils of Misclassification

Most employers have a basic understanding of the differences between independent contractors and employees. Most fundamentally, you pay wages to employees and must withhold taxes and Social Security, ...
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New York City's Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

Beginning April 1, 2014, under New York City's Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Law), virtually every employer of New York City employees will be required to provide its employees up to 40 ...
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The Basics of Copyright

Mention the word copyright and most business owners will think it has nothing to do with them, and that it is only relevant to the publishing or music industry. While copyright certainly protects the ...
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Trademark Basics for Business Owners

For many small businesses, establishing a strong brand identity constitutes a considerable investment. Whether your business offers products or services, you want your customers to be able to easily ...
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Starting a Business Without Starting a Lawsuit (or, The Gentleman's Guide to Saying Goodbye)

Let's suppose you have spent the last few years working for your employer. While on the job, you have learned the industry, made a host of relevant industry contacts, and have established strong ...
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Protecting Your Company's Trade Secrets

If you are a successful small business, part of your success may be due to your use of proprietary techniques, processes or information your competitors do not have. Protecting this information is ...
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Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Small Business

One of the challenges facing the small business is finding the right lawyer. Unlike larger businesses, which may have one or more attorneys in their organization, or a general counsel charged with ...
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Dissolution of the Closely-Held New York Corporation

Most small businesses with more than a single owner typically opt to conduct their business as a corporation or as a limited liability company. When these businesses are properly established, the ...
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The Affordable Care Act: 3 Things Your Small Business Needs to Know

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which enacted comprehensive healthcare reform into law. Although the law makes sweeping changes to expand ...
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